053surah
Translation by
Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran (Change)
Surah Info

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By the stars when they fade away!
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Your fellow man1 is neither misguided nor astray.
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Nor does he speak of his own whims.
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It is only a revelation sent down ˹to him˺.
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He has been taught by one ˹angel˺ of mighty power1
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and great perfection, who once rose to ˹his˺ true form1
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while on the highest point above the horizon,
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then he approached ˹the Prophet˺, coming so close
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that he was only two arms-lengths away or even less.1
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Then Allah revealed to His servant what He revealed ˹through Gabriel˺.
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The ˹Prophet’s˺ heart did not doubt what he saw.
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How can you ˹O pagans˺ then dispute with him regarding what he saw?
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And he certainly saw that ˹angel descend˺ a second time
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at the Lote Tree of the most extreme limit ˹in the seventh heaven˺—
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near which is the Garden of ˹Eternal˺ Residence—
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while the Lote Tree was overwhelmed with ˹heavenly˺ splendours!
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The ˹Prophet’s˺ sight never wandered, nor did it overreach.
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He certainly saw some of his Lord’s greatest signs.1 
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Now, have you considered ˹the idols of˺ Lât and ’Uzza,
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and the third one, Manât, as well?
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Do you ˹prefer to˺ have sons while ˹you attribute˺ to Him daughters?1
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Then this is ˹truly˺ a biased distribution!
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These ˹idols˺ are mere names that you and your forefathers have made up1—a practice Allah has never authorized. They follow nothing but ˹inherited˺ assumptions and whatever ˹their˺ souls desire, although ˹true˺ guidance has already come to them from their Lord.
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Or should every person ˹simply˺ have whatever ˹intercessors˺ they desire?1
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In fact, to Allah ˹alone˺ belongs this world and the next.
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˹Imagine˺ how many ˹noble˺ angels are in the heavens! ˹Even˺ their intercession would be of no benefit whatsoever, until Allah gives permission to whoever He wills and ˹only for the people He˺ approves.

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